Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Kevin, impressive macro- or micro-shots! I like the second one the most. Any guesses on the scale?

William, congrats to your 135/3.5! 45$ is a very good price. Beautiful portrait, no one would guess it was taken with "a cheap Nikkor".

djjohnr13, very nice detail-shots. The 85/2 is a bit under-represented here - thanks for changing this "shortcoming"!

Ray from Ohio - beautiful set! I like especially the red valves and the 20mm-view. I wonder how the first one would look as a rather contrasty B&W (maybe with a strong vignetting around the locomotive).

Mark, while I prefer the look of small old churches I really like your set from St Gallen. The organ is mighty indeed and my fav from your fine series.

Leighton, very nice early morning pictures! I like the "Sugarloaf Mt." the most.

Ray from Florida - the mountain-shots are really nice. Looking at the last one I wonder how this beautiful view would look if taken with a longer lens to emphasize the different shades of blue and the shapes of the mountains in the distance. John posted some stellar long-lens-mountain examples from Hawai (if memory serves).

Philippe, love your tilted bridge-portraits! The boy (cool two-fingers-brake-technique) looks so lost in thoughts - a perfect subject for the surreal tilt-look.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Ray, Ronny, Alan, Ben, Scott, John, Jeff, Ray, Chin, Kevin, Philippe and Leighton - thanks for your comments - I'm really glad you like the snow-pictures.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Kevin, impressive macro- or micro-shots! I like the second one the most. Any guesses on the scale?


I will check tomorrow to be sure, but I am thinking its about 1.4x actual size. The reverse macro of my 50mm are about .8x, so almost 1 to 1.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

CanonGolfGuy wrote:
I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancé was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.


Who says you need expensive lenses by whmeltonjr, on Flickr


Was this wide open? If so it looks pretty sharp to me.

John



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

Ray, Like Leighton I really dig the red valves shot. Nice set altogether!

Tony D



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

For those of you who do flickr this will mean something.... one of my shot's with Nikki made it to 'EXPLORE'... not even one of my more favorite shots from that set but colorful and sharp - thanks to classic manual Nikkor glass!!

A very fickle and impossible to understand distinction, but it does result in significantly higher views than any other images. Pretty cool


Great Lens Adventure-DC-19 [EXPLORED] by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
Total Posts: 215
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancé was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.


Who says you need expensive lenses by whmeltonjr, on Flickr


Was this wide open? If so it looks pretty sharp to me.

John


Hi John,

Yes, it was. I've actually only shot it wide open so far. It seems to do pretty well there. Focus ring is a bit stiff, but I can't complain.

William



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

Another 105/2.5 pano stitch, 12 images this time using PSE10. This is the Potomac River sunrise from last Wednesday;


Potomac River Sunrise Pano by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

vpik01 wrote:
Another 105/2.5 pano stitch, 12 images this time using PSE10. This is the Potomac River sunrise from last Wednesday;


Potomac River Sunrise Pano by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr

Beautiful



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

CanonGolfGuy wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancé was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.



Was this wide open? If so it looks pretty sharp to me.

John


Hi John,

Yes, it was. I've actually only shot it wide open so far. It seems to do pretty well there. Focus ring is a bit stiff, but I can't complain.

William


I looked at the full rez version on flickr and her hair looked pretty sharp to me. I've been doddling picking up a 135/3.5 AI or AIS - now I definitely will.

John



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

Thanks Kevin! Two more from the same morning out on the bike (the photography was better than the riding - I was pooped, and cold!). Both with D600 and 105/2.5 AI-s;


Mount Vernon Trail Flyby by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr


Monumental Sunrise by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
Total Posts: 215
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancé was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.



Was this wide open? If so it looks pretty sharp to me.

John


Hi John,

Yes, it was. I've actually only shot it wide open so far. It seems to do pretty well there. Focus ring is a bit stiff, but I can't complain.

William


I looked at the full rez version on flickr and her hair looked pretty sharp to me. I've been doddling picking up a 135/3.5 AI or AIS - now I definitely will.

John


I'll see if I have any other samples if you like. This was a quick one focused through the VF just based on what my eyes thought was in focus. I should also mention that I cropped off the upper third of the image.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

CanonGolfGuy wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CanonGolfGuy wrote:
I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancé was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.



Was this wide open? If so it looks pretty sharp to me.

John


Hi John,

Yes, it was. I've actually only shot it wide open so far. It seems to do pretty well there. Focus ring is a bit stiff, but I can't complain.

William


I looked at the full rez version on flickr and her hair looked pretty sharp to me. I've been doddling picking up a 135/3.5 AI or AIS - now I definitely will.

John


I'll see if I have any other samples if you like. This was a quick one focused through the VF just based on what my eyes thought was in focus. I should also mention that I cropped off the upper third of the image.


Sure, I'd love to see some more.
Do you know if there is any difference between the AI and AIS versions besides the focus throw and weight (just a little) - i.e., like coatings?

- John



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
Total Posts: 215
Country: United States

John,

Not sure on the differences between them. I'll look through my shots tomorrow, and I would be happy to take some test shots too if you like. I've got a D800, which I believe is what you shoot with as well, correct?

William



mike-in-ak
Registered: Jan 09, 2013
Total Posts: 223
Country: United States

One more and this will have to hold you. It is one of my favorites from last March. It is a nice display above a cabin on Kashwitna Lake.



D700 - Nikkor 28mm ƒ/2.0 AI - ISO 800 - ƒ/2.0 - 2 sec

Ten minutes after local Midnight March 16, 2011 -- Temp -25ºF

This same gallery has a couple taken at twilight with a D300 - Nikkor 24mm ƒ/2.0 AI setup as well.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

MarkdV wrote:
Some from St Gallen from a couple of weeks ago. A miserable day outside so these are all from the cathedral of the Abby of St Gall. There is a bell in the cathedral that dated from 700AD and is one of the oldest bells in Europe. It was brought to St Gallen from Ireland in the 8th Century by a monk who went there to visit - Yes, this old Bell is really just a tacky souvenir, probably has written on it "My Saint went to Ireland and all he brought back was this stupid bell".

All the photos were taken with the 105mm f2.5



Very nice Mark.

BTW you can get biltong from a shop in London. PM me and I'll get the deatils from our daughter who lives there if you're interested - otherwise you'll just have to be content with bundnerfleisch or bresaola



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

Jose - I see I looked but failed to comment on your amazing macros of the tiny flowers

Sam - the Weasel and Jake must really compete for the special place in your heart reserved for dogs - lovely pic

Kenny - good to see my countrymen well looked after in your zoo. Film can still do it!

Georg - 3 really good images. #1 looks like a Christmas card shot.

Phillippe - two more masterful images. Great in B&W.

Jeff - thank you for commenting. Good "old fashioned" feel to the surf pic.

Ray - the landscapes are gorgeous - lovely country. No wonder they could hide the whiskey stills in those hills

Leighton - you're certainly putting Nikki through her paces. Lovely skies and colours.

Scott - excellent image of the bulrush ( do you call those "cattails?)

Ray - you've captured the essence of steam. The big modern trains just can't come close.

djj... - very nice rocks

Kevin - nice macros - are thos rock crystals?

Tony - superb pano. Pity size is limited on my monitor. I'd love to see it 6 feet wide.

Mike - just as you can't get tired of taking them, I can't get tired of looking at them. The aurora images are fantastic.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

vpik01 wrote:
Thanks Kevin! Two more from the same morning out on the bike (the photography was better than the riding - I was pooped, and cold!). Both with D600 and 105/2.5 AI-s;

[url=httrl], on Flickr


sun won't shine by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Voyager of the Seas by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr

They're all great Tony - the pano is super nice



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Tony DeFilippo: Great shot.. especially that on the plane
Like it a lot Ben.. Great set



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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